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Innovative Approaches to Collaborative Groundwater Governance in the United States: Case Studies from Three High-Growth Regions in the Sun Belt

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Management, February 2017
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Title
Innovative Approaches to Collaborative Groundwater Governance in the United States: Case Studies from Three High-Growth Regions in the Sun Belt
Published in
Environmental Management, February 2017
DOI 10.1007/s00267-017-0830-7
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Sharon B. Megdal, Andrea K. Gerlak, Ling-Yee Huang, Nathaniel Delano, Robert G. Varady, Jacob D. Petersen-Perlman

Abstract

Groundwater is an increasingly important source of freshwater, especially where surface water resources are fully or over-allocated or becoming less reliable due to climate change. Groundwater reliance has created new challenges for sustainable management. This article examines how regional groundwater users coordinate and collaborate to manage shared groundwater resources, including attention to what drives collaboration. To identify and illustrate these facets, this article examines three geographically diverse cases of groundwater governance and management from the United States Sun Belt: Orange County Water District in southern California; Prescott Active Management Area in north-central Arizona; and the Central Florida Water Initiative in central Florida. These regions have different surface water laws, groundwater allocation and management laws and regulations, demographics, economics, topographies, and climate. These cases were selected because the Sun Belt faces similar pressures on groundwater due to historical and projected population growth and limited availability of usable surface water supplies. Collectively, they demonstrate groundwater governance trends in the United States, and illustrate distinctive features of regional groundwater management strategies. Our research shows how geophysical realities and state-level legislation have enabled and/or stimulated regions to develop groundwater management plans and strategies to address the specific issues associated with their groundwater resources. We find that litigation involvement and avoidance, along with the need to finance projects, are additional drivers of regional collaboration to manage groundwater. This case study underscores the importance of regionally coordinated and sustained efforts to address serious groundwater utilization challenges faced by the regions studied and around the world.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 5 16%
Unspecified 3 10%
Student > Master 3 10%
Other 8 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 9 29%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 6 19%
Social Sciences 4 13%
Unspecified 4 13%
Engineering 3 10%
Other 5 16%

Attention Score in Context

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#3,570,405
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#309
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#9
of 21 outputs
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